Conference Concerts

Saturday 7:00-8:00pm   Transformation through Improvisation Ensemble

An extraordinary group of musicians will demonstrate the magic and skill of creating “music in the moment,” with the theme of Transformation through Improvisation.  All of the performers in the ensemble have been affiliated with  Music for People, founded by Lynn guitarDavid Darling, Grammy Award-winning cellist. Lynn Miller and Lynn Saltiel will be the MC’s for Lynn Sthis evening concert. Lynn Miller (guitarist, vocalist and music therapist) and Lynn Saltiel (classically trained flautist, multi-instrumentalist and clinical social worker) will define the benefits of Improvisation, demonstrated musically by the ensemble.  A portion of this concert/presentation was presented at the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition.

The following musicians will be performing in the ensemble:

Heartwood QuartetThe Heartwood Quartet, comprised of Julie & Alvin Harris (Native flute and drums), Celine Daly (Native flute) and Maxwell Kofi Donkor (percussion).   Both Julie and Alvin are accomplished drummers and perform with Master Drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor (from Ghana) and his West African band, Sankofa.

EVEPianist, Eve Kodiak, M.M., is an author and recording artist. Recently she collaborated with the company Colors In Motion, creating scores for fine art digital media to create calm in public spaces.

PAm CArltonPam Carlton is a classically trained violinist and pianist who performs in both classical and improvisational venues.  She is an instructor of music therapy at Molloy  JahnaCollege.

Jahna Moncrief performs and teaches in the  New England Region, (on viola da gamba, violin and viola). She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and Juilliard.

Susan RosattiSusan Rosatti, Trained and certified by David Darling and Music for People in the Art of Improvisation.           LAura T

Laura Thomae is a singer/songwriter, recording artist and Music therapist who has worked in hospice for over 12 years.

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JoAnne Spies is a singer songwriter who collaborates with her audience in rhythm and sound explorations. She has produced four CD’s.


MICHELE PRESENTMichele Present is a a graduate of Music for People. She is a pianist, percussionist and dancer who performs with a Latin daniela photoinfluence.

Daniela Reinsch began her journey of vocal improvisation  and performance more than 20 years ago in Berlin, and continued after coming to New York in 2000. She currently studies Sound Healing.



 Dr. Eric Miller (mandola] and Dr. Clint Goss (flute) will be sharing their musical synergy. Dr. Goss is founder of Flute Haven, a Native American flute school. 


Sunday 12:15-1:15    Spirit Grass


SpiritGrass is a unique collaboration with mandolin jazz and  bluegrass artist Dr. Eric Miller, Native American flute troubadour Dr. Clint Goss, innovative vocalist and guitarist Lynn Miller.

SpiritGrass draws on Eric’s ripping mandolin and guitar, combined with Clint’s skill on an expansive array of world flutes. Lynn also plays the Tambora Swarmandal, an Indian stringed instrument.  All of these unique instruments are blended improvisationally and with familiar tunes.

SpiritGrass will be joined by ISQRMM board members, Dr. David Akombo (ISQRMM founder), djembe and Dr. Roy Kennedy, guitar.